How can we just lift photos from other families' trees, you ask? It's the spirit of genealogy--to prove, in a way, that we're all related, whether this family is "us" or not. If they settled in the Buckman area, they probably came from the same area of Europe that we did. Besides, often, many of the pics on a connected tree are lifted directly from this blog. These pictures don't "belong" to one family or the other, they're a legacy to all of us.
From the Morrison County Atlas comes this photo of Frank and Julianna Stumpf. Frank was a son of John Stumpf, as was Theodore, below. (We have more pics of Theo because someone posted them on a family tree). Evidently, Theo played in the Pierz Union Band or maybe the Agram Band? We have a photo of him wearing a band cap and holding a horn. What does that prove? Well, he wouldn't have had a photo made holding something as random as an instrument unless he could play it...(that's him, below left and right) and with his family in the middle pic. But look at the larger Stumpf family photo below these.....
The third woman from the left is holding a coronet, looks like. Did she play? Or was it a family icon? Maybe some Stumpf relative will see this and comment. Otherwise, check the house behind them--it's in the process of brick veneering!
(We're indebted to Larry, again, for this new old pic...)